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Chatting About MAY MOVIES on “Good Morning Texas”

I know what you’re asking yourself today.

What am I supposed to do AFTER I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

Well, you could go see another movie (after you’ve seen GOTG2 a second and third time, of course). Believe it or not, there ARE other films opening this month and some of them look fantastic. I was on Good Morning Texas last week, discussing the phenomenon of movies that AREN’T Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and you can watch that by clicking HERE. I didn’t get a chance to cover every interesting movie that’s opening this month, so I made a handy list for you with links to purchase tickets. Find that below, and remember that we won’t judge if you panic and just go see that new Guardians movie again. Continue reading →

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TOP 5 MOVIES to See with Your Kids Over Spring Break

My kids were out of school for Spring Break last week, so I’m actually late with this post. Forgive me, but I was simply too busy running around the beach, trying to convince myself it wasn’t cloudy and 65 degrees. Our break is earlier than most schools though, so you might still be planning yours. There’s always at least one cloudy Spring Break day that’s best spent in a theater, so here are my Top 5 to Films See with Your Kids over Spring Break:

5. My first pick is Miracles from Heaven, but this one comes with conditions. This is a faith-based movie (even produced by T.D. Jakes) so there’s lots of God Talk. If that makes you uncomfortable, prepare to be totally gooned out. Jennifer Garner stars and keeps it from getting too heavy-handed, so don’t scratch it off your list entirely. Miracles from Heaven is also based on the true story of a very sick little girl, which is often difficult to watch. It might be too much for more sensitive viewers, but it might be just right for your crew. Here’s a link to my original review, which was actually made by my daughters and some of their friends. Check it out first, if you can’t decide about the movie.
http://juliesaysso.com/podcast-kids-review-jennifer-garners-miracles-from-heaven/ Continue reading →

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PODCAST: Kids Review Jennifer Garner’s “Miracles from Heaven”


Christy Beam and her family were living in Burleson, Texas when one of her daughters became gravely ill. It was the start of a long and difficult journey for the Beam family, and one that ended in the most unexpected way. Miracles from Heaven is the film version of their story and it stars a fantastic Jennifer Garner.

There are a few things you should know before you see Miracles from Heaven. It’s a faith-based film so it might makes those who don’t appreciate religious messages a little uncomfortable. Miracles from Heaven goes beyond that though, and makes the point that people are capable of small miracles every day.

Miracles from Heaven is also about kids, but it might not be appropriate for the more sensitive ones. It’s difficult for grown-ups to watch suffering children, but it was almost unbearable for my 11-year-old. She cried and asked to leave more than once, but stayed when I promised her there was a happy ending.

We saw Miracles from Heaven with a group of kids so I decided it’d be more fun to hear their thoughts on the movie. Check out their review below and thanks to Emma, Lucy, Madison and Wyatt for being Film Critics for a Day.

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Miracles From Heaven” On Me!

Miracles From Heaven has everything a parent could want. It has inspirational messages about faith and hope and how miracles can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. It also stars Jennifer Garner as a desperate mother, and I think we’re all cheering for Ms. Garner right now. In fact, someone just sent me this short of her reading Go the F*ck to Sleep and it’s about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

I imagine Jennifer Garner has cleaned up her language a great deal for Miracles From Heaven so click HERE to snag free passes to that and then watch the trailer. Oh don’t worry, this one IS safe for work!